Amy is the owner of Harmony Yoga. Her journey to health began in 2000 with diet and lifestyle changes. Her passion is to bring the gift of health and wellness to the community. First as a student and then as a studio owner and instructor, yoga has influenced her life in many positive ways. Amy will continue her journey as she brings health and harmony to her students.
Kerry first became interested in health and nutrition in 2003 when she attended the Hippocrates Health Institute Life Change Program in West Palm Beach, FL. Shortly after, she discovered Hot Yoga and immediately recognized its potential to strengthen and heal the body and mind. After years of practicing Bikram, Barkan and Hot Fusion Yoga in Ft. Lauderdale, Kerry moved to Tampa which lead to her to deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga. She was accepted to study with Tim Ganley and Sylvie Binga of the Yoga Energy Studio in St. Petersburg, FL and received her 200-hr RYT certification in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy.
Kerry is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She received her training through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Kerry is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Kerry offers individual health and nutrition counseling to women who are interested in improving their health and the quality of their life. For more info visit www.HolisticHappyHour.com
Maria was born with a passion for sports. In high school she excelled at long jump, netball, and hockey, until in her final year Palindromic Rheumatism diminished her ability. Despite her struggles with this painful auto-immune disease, Maria went ahead to take first place at a United Kingdom Tai-Kwon-Do Association tournament. It was because of her own experiences that she began her study of the incredible science of Yoga, and the mind, body, spirit connection to disease.
In 1986 Maria moved to the United States, where she added certifications in Personal Training, and Post Rehabilitative Exercise to her Yoga experience. Her passion for wellness first led to Florida, and then to North Carolina where she was the first person to teach Yoga at the Haywood Regional Hospital, and the Waynesville Recreation Center. Today Maria is back in Florida, where she combines her years of experience in Yoga, and Exercise Training to work with people at all levels of fitness.
Certified Yoga Instructor – Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (VK Yoga Research Center, India)
Certified Personal Trainer – American College of Sports Medicine Post Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist – American Fitness Professionals and Associates